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An Overarching Vision
Visual Studies majors look at all the ways we see.
Penn’s visual studies majors learn to see vision as a process of both brain and mind. They study vision science and the workings of the brain along with as philosophical considerations of vision and the history of how humans have used vision for cultural expression. Every major must complete a senior project, which includes both a written research paper and a visual project—called the “making”—which is displayed at the end of the year. Ultimately the students can bridge scientific and philosophical thinking with cultural thinking and making, giving them a multilingual mindset.
Here are images of students' 2014 makings, with a project description by each student.
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